Spiritual Dyslexia


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Today I will share a fantastic Study made by Andrew Wommack,

Firs, let me tell you this before we dive in this wonderful study “God has already placed all of our sin {noun} upon Jesus. He not only paid for all the sin of believers, but of unbelievers too. Christ paid for all the sin{noun} of the entire world. Sin {noun}have been paid for! God isn’t angry anymore

God not judging us for our sin{noun}. Jesus drew all judgment to Himself at the cross. God is really just dealing with people today based on whether or not they’ve made Jesus their Lord. It’s all a matter of what we do with Jesus.

 If you’ve accepted Christ, then you have a relationship with God. All sin have been paid for.

You’re not going to do anything that will surprise the Lord, or that hasn’t already been dealt with. Every time you sin, you don’t have to go and “get the blood reapplied.”

You don’t have to get that sin confessed and “back under the blood,” or you’re out of fellowship and relationship with God until you do so. Those things are being taught, but they’re not what the Scripture reveals at all.

Understanding that Jesus has suffered for us and paid for all our sin, and that He’s not angry with us and He’ll never rebuke us again, enables us to enjoy God’s love in a much deeper way. When we comprehend how much the Lord loves us, our faith shoots through the roof because faith works by love (see Gal. 5:6). Every area of our life is affected. Basically, this is what the book of 1 John is written about.

Relationship with God

1 JOHN 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

John was saying, “We’re writing this so that you can receive a revelation of Jesus. Then you can have fellowship with both the Father and us. We’re writing this so that you can have fellowship with God.” This close, intimate relationship with God is actually the true goal and aim of Christianity. If you really understood how much God loves you, it would just increase your relationship with Him.

Then—as you come to know Him more—He’ll reveal things to you. Everything in the Christian life flows out of this. My teaching entitled Eternal Life addresses this very topic. If I only had one chance to minister to someone, I’d share with them this message.

John said, “I’m writing this so that you would come into a deeper revelation of God, have fellowship with Him, and your joy would be made full.” In both the world and the church, people are trying to find joy in every possible way apart from intimacy with God. However, it’s through a vital, growing, daily relationship with Him that joy—and everything else we need— comes. It all boils down to relationship with God.

Seeing Things Backwards

Then John said some things that appear — on the surface — to be contrary to some of these truths I’ve been emphasizing. Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 2:3 A condition exists in the body of Christ today called spiritual dyslexia. Dyslexia causes people to see things backwards. To a dyslexic person the word G-O-D is seen as D-O-G. There’s a huge difference between God and dog, but for the dyslexic, everything is reversed in their mind. That is true for spiritual dyslexics as well.

Spiritual dyslexia is contagious. You get it through close contact with religion. It’s amazing how people turn these verses in 1 John around and see them as performance-based scripture.

People read 1 John 2:3, for instance, and think, I want to know God, so what do I have to do? I have to keep His commandments. If I keep His commandments, that’s how I’ll know Him. That’s not what this verse is saying.

It’s saying the exact opposite. It’s not saying that keeping God’s commandments will cause you to know Him. It’s saying that you can tell if you really know Him because knowing God will cause you to keep His commandments. If you’re truly in fellowship with God—loving Him and His love flowing through you—you’ll know because you’ll start loving other people.

Communication Isn’t the Problem

Most marriage seminars today have totally missed the boat. They emphasize communication, sharing your feelings, and so on. Now don’t get me wrong, communication is important. If you never talk to your mate, it’ll definitely hinder your relationship. You do need to talk, but that’s just dealing with a by-product of the true problem.

Communication itself isn’t the problem. People go to these marriage seminars and are taught how to communicate. They’re told, “Vent it, let it out, don’t hold anything in, talk about it, and get it out.”

They’re even instructed on how to write notes and letters, but all that happens is now they can communicate their anger and hatred that much better. Many people who have attended my marriage seminars have told me, “Communication nearly killed my marriage!” Communication isn’t the problem; it’s just a symptom of the problem.

The real problem is that people haven’t first of all received the love of God for themselves. They don’t know an unconditional love. They think God is just giving them what they deserve, and every time they mess up He rejects them. So people tend to turn around and give to others—especially their spouses—what they have. You can’t give away what you don’t have.

You can’t love other people unconditionally if you haven’t first of all received the unconditional love of God. If you ever experience God’s unconditional—not based on your performance—love, you’ll be able to love your mate unconditionally.

If you ever receive a true revelation of God’s kind of love, it’ll enable you to love your spouse the same way. And when you do love your mate unconditionally, you’ll wind up communicating it. Whenever you truly love someone, you communicate it. It’s that simple. Unfortunately, we’re teaching communication techniques instead of going to the root of the problem. There is a place for these techniques, but they aren’t the root of the problem.

Can You See the Difference?

This is what 1 John 2:3 is talking about. If you want to know, “Do I truly love God? Do I really have His love in me?” you need to check the fruit. (See Gal. 5:22.) God’s love in you will cause you to live right and to treat other people right. But for people who suffer from spiritual dyslexia, religion has come in and caused them to think, Well, I want to know God, so I’m going to try to keep His commandments. They try to do everything right, thinking that doing so will cause them to love God.

But it’s just the opposite. If you aren’t loving God, you don’t need to start trying to love God and love people better. Instead, you need to say, “God, it’s evident that I really don’t know Your love for me. If I truly understood how much You love me, I wouldn’t treat people like this. If I were in a close relationship with You, I wouldn’t be doing these things. Lord, forgive me for not knowing You.

Please reveal Yourself to me. Help me to understand, know, and experience Your unconditional love.” If you ever get filled with the love of God, I guarantee that you’ll treat other people better.

If you aren’t keeping the commandments—loving other people—it’s because you really don’t know God. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4 People say, “I don’t want to be a liar—I want to operate in the truth—so what do I have to do? I have to keep the commandments.” No, that’s not what this is saying. This is saying that if you profess to know God, but it isn’t being manifest 

through your actions toward other people, then you’re just deceiving yourself. Why? Because knowing God—having an intimate relationship with Him—will cause you to love other people. Can you see the difference?

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Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 1 John 2:5 Many people read this verse and say, “I want God’s love perfected, so what I have to do is keep His Word. If I just keep His Word, then the love of God will be perfected in me.

No, it’s saying just the opposite. If God’s love is perfected in you, that will cause you to keep the Word. If you can see it, this is very simple, but if you can’t, it’s like one of those 3-D pictures you hang on the wall. On the surface, it just looks like some pattern. But if you stare at it, all of a sudden a 3-D image comes out. Then—once you see it—you can’t miss it. But until you see it, you can look at it and miss the true picture. That’s the way it is with these verses.

People look at them and they just can’t understand. They think 1 John 2:3–5 is saying that we have to keep the commandments so that we can have the love of God. No, it’s saying that if we understood the love of God—and had a relationship with Him—that would cause us to keep the commandments. Living holy is a fruit— not a root—of relationship with God. It’s a by-product of knowing Him.

So we must receive a revelation of how God loves us unconditionally before we can keep the commandments. Teaching people, “Keep the commandments and then God will love you, accept you, and answer your prayers,” is trying to get people to do something they’re incapable of doing. You can’t give away what you don’t have. Be honest with yourself.

Are you suffering from spiritual dyslexia? Have you received a revelation of the unconditional love of God?

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Spiritual Dyslexia

      • I send this to my old bibelschool teacher, and he hit the roof of joy! I can see and read that your teaching also is influed by Pastor Joseph Prince. I heard this teaching first time in 2003 and it totally changed my life!!! The way you write and express and explain things, are so simplyfied and strong! Love your teaching! Only sad part, is that i did not discovered you earlier 🙂

      • Hi, thanks to take time to write and read my blog… I’m very grateful.. I’m so happy for what I read from you… It’s amazing what Jesus has done for us.. I’m happy because Jesus is our wisdom and he reveal himself to us..Joseph Prince it’s very nice and I follow his teachings indeed. I was already in Singapore at New Creation Church I’m so blessed and I’m Al happy to know you… My greetings for all. You.

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